Church Tax Audits Not Moving for Lack of Final Rules

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IRS has suspended tax audits of churches for the time being, an agency official says. While the IRS has been bombarded with complaints about churches getting involved in the election, it has been unable to respond. “We are holding any potential church audits in abeyance,” says Russell Renwicks with the Tax-Exempt and Government Entities division. While he says a few potentially egregious cases are out there, even those are in abeyance until IRS finalizes rules.